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Queer theory : the French response, Bruno Perreau

Label
Queer theory : the French response
Title
Queer theory
Title remainder
the French response
Statement of responsibility
Bruno Perreau
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In 2012 and 2013, masses of French citizens took to the streets to demonstrate against a bill on gay marriage. But demonstrators were not merely denouncing its damaging effects; they were also claiming that its origins lay in "gender theory," an ideology imported from the United States. By "gender theory" they meant queer theory in general and, more specifically, the work of noted scholar Judith Butler. Now French opponents to gay marriage, supported by the Vatican, are attacking school curricula that explore male/female equality, which they claim is further proof of gender theory's growing empire. They fear that this pro-homosexual propaganda will not only pervert young people, but destroy the French nation itself. What are the various facets of the French response to queer theory, from the mobilization of activists and the seminars of scholars to the emergence of queer media and the decision to translate this or that kind of book? Ironically, perceiving queer theory as a threat to France means overlooking the fact that queer theory itself has been largely inspired by French thinkers. By examining mutual influences across the Atlantic, Bruno Perreau analyzes changes in the idea of national identity in France and the United States. In the process, he offers a new theory of minority politics: an ongoing critique of norms is not only what gives rise to a feeling of belonging; it is the very thing that founds citizenship."--
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Perreau, Bruno
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Queer theory
  • Homosexuality
  • Same-sex marriage
  • Group identity
  • Nationalism
Label
Queer theory : the French response, Bruno Perreau
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-242) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Who's afraid of "gender theory"? -- The many meanings of queer -- Transatlantic homecomings -- The specter of queer politics -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn948878787
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 276 pages
Isbn
9781503600447
Lccn
2016020134
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)948878787
Label
Queer theory : the French response, Bruno Perreau
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-242) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Who's afraid of "gender theory"? -- The many meanings of queer -- Transatlantic homecomings -- The specter of queer politics -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn948878787
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 276 pages
Isbn
9781503600447
Lccn
2016020134
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)948878787

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